Archive for August, 2008

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Surrender

August 22, 2008

I surrender my life

A-ni Nichna-at.

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God loves Crusty Creatures

August 15, 2008

Just a quick post to show one of God’s adorable little creations. Behold the crusty-eyed, snotty nosed kitty:

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Lake post 1

August 4, 2008

I had an awesome weekend at the lake! It was full of adventure, friends, “family” and immense amounts of fun. It’s been said before, but Friday night/Saturday morning was pretty awesome 😀 I realized that I’m not meant to jump off of high rocks, my rear likes to hit the water first. That doesn’t usually result in any “good” feelings in the tail bone region, so I think I’ll stay away from super-high jumping rocks for a little while. Daniel, Angela, Jake and I took a trip to Narnia. It took an ATV and a go-kart to get there. We needed 2 ATV’s as the go-kart became stuck time after time.

It was amazing to see the stars at the lake. I always thought I had a pretty good view of the stars at home (even better when we were out in Colorado), but I was wrong. Every teeny-tiny star was out, God designs some awesome stuff. Sitting on a gently rocking boat, listening to Jack Johnson, sitting next to someone pretty awesome- it was the perfect cap to the weekend.

I cannot begin to explain how great it is for me to see functioning families. I was surrounded by married couples, and you could just see their love for one another, for their families and for God POUR out. I don’t really know if the Brewers know how much it means to me to see that type of relationship, but I hope that I’ll get to spend more time with them in the future, and perhaps one day I’ll be able to show my gratitude.

I was so excited about the events of the weekend when I came home, so I began to tell my parents all about my adventures. I told my mom and dad that if they were ever invited to go to the Lake, they should jump at that opportunity! My dad immediatley replied “I wouldn’t go if you paid me.” I asked him why, and he said “I don’t trust people. I can’t trust people anymore. I’d rather be alone.” I was shocked. I didn’t hold my tongue, I responded to him by saying that isn’t a way to live life. God put Adam on the earth, but he gave him a spouse, another human being. God did not intend man to be alone. The conversation didn’t go past that point, but after my dad left the room, I told my mom that I wasn’t going to take much life advice from him- for the sake of my own happiness. I pray that God gives my dad peace and a hope. I want him to feel wanted. i want him to feel loved. He needs the awesome, unconditional love of our holy Father. I pray that some awesome Christian men will enter into his life, to show them how life with Christ can be fulfilling. Life with Christ is the only way. The only way.

I did find this website http://www.handsandfeet.net/Updates/Updates.html. This site just makes me excited about God’s plan for the future 🙂

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Sometimes it just takes a few tears…

August 1, 2008

The Post on Tuesday night was AMAZING. The pastor began to tell us how he has felt the call from God leading him to another church. He was so full of emotion when he kept assuring us (and himself) that God always provides. He began to try to explain his fear and excitement for leaving one church, and his usual life to go work in a new church. He gave an awesome analogy

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. (2) Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” Genesis 22:1-2

God was testing Abraham. He asked him to sacrifice his son, his own flesh and blood. What is God asking you to sacrifice? It really hit hard at church that night that missions is the field I’m being called into. I feel like I’m entering into this new lifestyle with a blindfold on. I want to be so analytical about things: what major should I persue? Who should I talk to? Should I research many countries and pick one?

And it’s extremely difficult for me to understand, but God just wants me to say “Here I am“. He KNOWS the plan. He will provide!!!

Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. {14} So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” Genesis 22:13-14

Our loving and gracious father provided for Abraham. He provides for you and for me. Whatever mountain we’re facing, God provides a ram, a Way. I pray that God keeps my eyes open during my journey, I don’t want to miss the mountain. And, while it seems silly, we pass by so many mountains. Opportunities probably come and go each day, and I pray that God will reveal them to me.

But now to tie in the title of this post, I felt choked up during many of the songs that night at church. It wasn’t until after communion and some alone time with God that the tears came down. I cannot begin to describe how much love and peace and how much of a call I felt that night beaming down from the Lord Almighty.

I honestly felt like God was literally pouring down his grace and mercy and endless love, and each tear that rolled off the tip of my nose was a physical reminder of how awesome He really is.

Sometimes it just takes a few tears… to know where you need to GO and to make every thing a little more clear.